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6 years 6 weeks ago, 12:03 AM

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Have Union Switch and Signal and am sending to Turnbull's for restoration. Based on what they are selling a pending transaction on another Union, I stand to gain a lot of value. I do not plan to sell this piece as I am young and it is in my will to my son. Anyone here have any experience with the Du-lite restoration process used to restore such pieces? Thanks in advance.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 12:19 AM

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dcdornac

a union switch and signal what? an M1 carbine?garand?m1911? i havent done business with Turnbull but if they are doing it then it is the best to be found anywhere!be careful about restorations though!value can be lost by doing this.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 12:45 AM

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1911's were the only weapons made by this company.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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in original rough condition could be worth more than a restored one.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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Thinking greasy did as well, but since he already sent it.. I also thought that USS did Mi carbines, but guess not.
The one mistake i made selling/trading guns was on the WWII 1911's you guys remember back in the 70's and 80's when they were dirt cheap, I had a small collection, nothing major, but all Mfg's EXCEPT the one that only made a couple hundred (think singer, but not sure) anyway, in the late eightys i got an offer that almost doubled my investment, and needed the bucks at the time so agreed.. What a dumb S..t, bout 5 years later they started (the old WWII) really going up in price. my original ivestment would now be worth at least four if not five times what i paid.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 10:37 AM

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I did practically the same thing with both 1911's & 1911A1's. I bought & sold lots of them. If I'd held onto them I'd have considerable money in my gun safe now, but I made a lot of money then, which I needed, so I don't waste time with regrets. Regrets never get you your money back anyway.
People need to be aware that there are fake 1911's & 1911A1's out there. Some very good gunsmiths are involved. If you're offered a period piece, you need to practically completely disassemble it, to see if the parts are all of the same time period, & go over everything with a high power magnifying lens to check all markings. There are people who've paid thousands for a fake that's worth maybe hundreds as a shooter.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 10:44 AM

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I don't know what happened to it. All the original finish was gone but otherwise it was in excellent condition.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

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Don't get me wrong, i have regrets, (not many) but those would be about serious stuff, not trading guns.. Plus as you said i made money that i needed at that time. I started collecting Victory models cause there fun and cheap, and you can shoot them. This gets to your point about people who put thousands into a fake thats worth hundreds as a shooter. I can't see having a lot of money in a classic old SAA and not being able to shoot it, and frankley some of the WWII 1911's are going that same way. I'm guessinng those that put high bucks into a Singer are going to keep it as a trailer queen.. I don't want anything i can't shoot. By the way, i can't remember and lazy, was it Singer that only made about 400 or am i getting my facts wrong.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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if you were a Glock owner,you would be at the range shooting.Just stirring the pot Boss,just stirring the pot!

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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LBC, you are trouble, of course you wouldn't be talking about a collectable Glock,lol stir, stir, stir

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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they got 'em numbered right!

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